Dr. Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker is assistant professor at the Athena Institute of the VU University Amsterdam. He teaches a wide range of courses. As a researcher he is interested in persistent problems and system innovations. He currently works with regional partnerships of health care professionals in obstetrics on improving the quality and continuity of (pre)natal care. Furthermore, he investigates implementation of new technologies that support a transition to a bio-based economy. His dissertation is about persistent problems in the Dutch Health Care System. He conducted this research at the AISSR of the University of Amsterdam, as part of the KSI-network, dealing with sustainability transitions. Besides these activities he likes to produce (cuddly) film, (location) theatre and music.
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